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Is the Boy Next Door the Next School Shooter?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The bar for having someone placed on a mental-health hold for more than a few days is very high. As a society we are predisposed to making it extremely difficult to remove a person's rights. I certainly don't want my rights removed, but where should that standard be? Lately I'm not sure that we've set the bar correctly.

The Danger Of Blaming National Tragedies On The Gay Community

Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family As a dad, when I see news stories of young people and children being killed, my heart breaks wide open. If such an...

Despite Firearms Database, Police Didn't Know College Killer Had Guns

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2014 | Crime

May 31 (Reuters) - Authorities did not know that Elliot Rodger, whose shooting rampage left six dead and more than a dozen injured in a California c...

The Isla Vista Shooting: One Flew Under the Cuckoo's Nest

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I certainly don't want to go back to the days of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but I wonder if our well-intentioned desires have swung the mental health pendulum too far. Would Elliot Rodger or Adam Lanza have revealed their violent intentions during an involuntary mental health hold?

Deputies Knew About Santa Barbara Killer's Videos

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office deputies checking on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were a...